Welcome! University of Colorado Denver’s Research and Evaluation Program is geared toward individuals who want to learn how to use assessment, research and evaluation methods to understand problems of practice. Our graduates obtain a master’s degree in Educational Assessment or Research and Evaluation from the Educational Psychology division.
Our faculty and graduates provide leadership and consultation to school districts, the State of Colorado, the nation and the international community by helping institutions solve important questions that inform educational practices and policy.
Our Educational Assessment concentration provides classroom teachers, school administrators and central office administrators with a broad background in both classroom and large-scale assessment. Students receive hands-on training in traditional and performance assessments, along with grounding in fundamental concepts in measurement, research and human learning. Graduates are prepared to assume leadership roles in educational assessment in classrooms, schools and school districts.
Our Research & Evaluation concentration centers on research, statistics, measurement and evaluation. Students master relevant qualitative and quantitative research, the most relevant computer applications and complete a practicum/internship in the field. Graduates are prepared for careers involving evaluation/data analysis (such consulting roles or evaluation department roles for school districts, non-profit organizations and governmental agencies). Graduates may also decide to pursue doctoral studies to become a professor and/or researcher.